Happy Canada’s Day everyone!! and what best to eat on this special day! of course, some special burger from the Red Shed who are just done the road from us. I would love to eat elsewhere too of course but stuck at work. But the burger was the bomb! I loved it – it’s got the sweetness of the maple ham that makes the burger taste really good but if the burger was juicier it would be better. But it was pretty awesome! go try it out if you haven’t.
This chickpea salad was so good – I had to give it a shout out immediately. Folks from town can get this at the Shanty Cafe located on 6B Central Street. Friendly service and good food – you cannot go wrong. But this chickpea salad reminds me of my favorite fatoush salad.
I loved that it’s all so well blended and I found some yummy roasted sunflower seeds in it. A delightful salad with my samosas of course. My salad was a small one and only cost me $3.00 + tax , if you want a large one it’s $6.00 + tax. Check it out – it is really good.
When I don’t know what to eat, I order Chef #2 from the New Century Restaurant and this is half an order only because a whole order would be way too much for me to eat. Look at how much veggies I’ve got in this fully loaded crispy noodles at the bottom box. Brocolli , cabbage, water chestnuts, char siew and shrimp plus some carrots for color. I love the smell of the crispy canton noodles as well. For $8 – this could be my lunch and supper easily. Try it yourself and let me know what you think. New Century Restaurant is located on Main Street, Yarmouth.
I wanted some Pulled Pork bad and the closest joint is The Red Shed, so I decided to give it a try, afterall, I’ve had great success with the food from the Red Shed right?
I guess I was expecting something different, although it was still good, it wasn’t as messy as I expected, so dainty ladies out there, this may be a great pulled pork burger for you. With some coleslaw inside the pulled pork burger, the taste was different – not bad but different. I think I might have to get Pulled Pork burger from another joint and try out other burgers from The Red Shed.
The Red Shed is located at the Waterfront – you cannot miss it, so when you are in Yarmouth, don’t forget to check it out. Everyone’s expectations and taste buds are different, what I may not love as much, you may love it more. So don’t just go by my words, check it out for yourself.
PS : And the Red Shed does have some excellent food that I absolutely adore.
For those who don’t know by now, Jungle Jim’s is open again ! yay! everyone loves Jungle Jim’s but I’ve heard it’s new management and new owners and of course, all the waitresses and waiters are new. I don’t recognized anyone except 1 who just went back to work. But yes, lets get back to the new food in the menu – yay! love trying new food as always and when I saw this butter chicken , I had to try it.
For those of you out there who are not into spicy food, well, this is for you, it’s not spicy at all, there is a little zeng in it, but it’s not going to send you crying or grabbing and chucking down ice water. As you can see, these are two version of it, I don’t know why the presentation is so different, probably different cook on different days and it was kinda busy the first time I tried the butter chicken. The butter chicken was at $12.99 and the chicken was so tender and the naan was awesome.
And from the breakfast menu – was corned hash beef with eggs and toast. For $9.99 – the corned beef hash was pretty good. Loveeeeee it! gotta try! I do love the food at Jungle Jim’s but it can get really slow with the food if they are busy, so go early if you are hungry.
Yes, starting as of today, you can get real Japanese takeouts at Sip Cafe inside City Drugstore on Main Street Yarmouth. Woohoo! for those sushi lovers out there, you will be pretty happy with the food as well as the prices. There is quite a variety to choose from and the sushi are made everyday in the morning fresh and delivered to Yarmouth from Little Brook.
The folks from Kizuna took time to prepare and packed each box with extra wraps to keep the sushi moist and fresh and you can find chopsticks at the side of the cold open face fridge inside Sip Cafe. Generous serving of soya sauce and ginger as well as wasabi were added in the box. For $6.50, it was definitely not a bad deal at all, if you compare the quality of these sushi to the ones sold at Sobeys.
The maki course is good for lunch and has about 12 pieces in it, now more ginger would definitely be good though. Eating fresh sushi is important to all sushi lovers out there and this is as fresh as it gets.
There is also containers of seaweed salad.
And as far as I can see, this sushi is well received by the people in this town. Someone said it is quite addictive and I cannot agree more. So if you are looking for Japanese sushi in downtown Yarmouth, check out Sip Cafe @ No 1 Collins Street. Sushi is available as early as 11.30am in the morning till quantity last.
Singapore Noodles from New Century Restaurant on Main Street Yarmouth, opens everyday from 11am – 9pm. Singapore noodles is actually vermecilli a kind of rice noodles cooked with curry spices with veggies and shrimp. You can ask for less spice if you don’t want it to be too spicy, the owner & chef will accommodate your taste buds.
Singapore noodles is not from Singapore, we do not have this kind of dish in Singapore per se. I think folks who’ve migrated to the West invented this dish because Singaporeans like the Malaysians loved spicy food, so this is one way whereby we can have a good and decent spicy meal without costing a bomb.
I only ordered half an order for lunch because 1 order is too much for me, so if you only want a taste of it, you can ask the chef for half an order. For those cold days or days where you don’t know what to eat and don’t mind the spice, you can try this out. New Century Restaurant is located in downtown Yarmouth, 280 Main Street.
A healthy snack during the mid-day is awesome I found. Instead of eating junk or trying to get in lunch as soon as possible, I decided to take advantage of the good weather and went for a walk instead. After my walk, I had yogurt and some fruits as you can see above and I felt so good. Now if only I can keep at it, it would be awesome. I love to be able to eat healthy but I love food so much but that doesn’t mean that I have to stop eating but eat healthy sometimes too. You can find pre-packed fruit yogurt like these at Sobeys or Super store and they are not expensive at all, so try it out yourself.
Woohoo! Jungle Jims finally re-opened it’s door by a new management. It’s sad to see the old one go because they’ve always been very friendly to us. The new staff are all very young girls, in fact one of PB’s cousin is working there too. The decor are mostly new and they removed a lot of stuff and put in several new decor.
The restaurant smelled of varnish when we first entered but I guess it’s only the 2nd day of opening , so you’ll have to forgive them a little eh.
This is one of the new decor in Jungle Jims.
The menu changed a little and we only realized it after we ordered but no worries we figured, since we do go to Jungle Jims often. We were there before noon and it wasn’t so busy, so it was quite the bonus for us.
I had my usual breakfast with eggs and sausages with a side of bacon as well. Of course, I couldn’t finished everything but I had Hyunjin to help me with the food.
Bacon on the side.
And Hyunjin had the thai chicken from the special lunch. Overall, the service was ok but the staff are new, so I’m sure they just need a wee bit more time to learn about things. But the coffee isn’t great I’ll have to tell you and the next time I go there I’m bringing a cup of Tim’s.
Anything home-made is good as far as I am concerned. Even though I loved food from different restaurants, I cooked both meals for Chloe from home. Why? because she is a fussy eater. Since she haven’t had spaghetti for so long, I decided to make some home made chicken spaghetti for her, of course, I loved spaghetti too.
I chose minced chicken because both chloe and I do not like minced beef at all and we both loved mushrooms, the more the merrier. So there you go, very little preparation needed and spaghetti is cooked within 45 mins. I used Ragu sauce because that is what the lil’ brat loved. And there we had a good supper today. She asked for more and that’s what a mother wants to hear all the time right?
Frozen yogurt in town!! woohoo! and we are addicted to it after our first try. There isn’t much flavors to choose from but there are at least 6 right now. Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Lime, Mango and Strawberry. And between Chloe & I, we’ve tried all the flavors, now what’s most enticing were all the condiments that you can put on top of your frozen yogurt.
Look at Chloe’s cup of frozen yogurt, besides fruits she had some M & Ms and gummy worms and sours and hot fudge and sprinkles and chocolate bits. The prices are not cheap either but it was worth it that’s for sure. Both kids and adults loved it as far as we can see. We have been going back every other day thus far. Frozen yogurt can be found on Starrs Road inside Manda Evelyn’s store. You can missed it.
Lunching with my girlfriends from the city can be a very interesting afternoon. We meet once a month in the city or in town for lunch and we talk about everything from work to politics and even creditor rights as some of my girlfriends are entrepreneurs in the city. I’ve always come back from lunching with these girls with new knowledge about what is going on around the world because they are so up to date with everything. I ordered the greek pizza but had actually craved for the tuscan pizza but ordered wrongly but of well.
Boston Pizza has this lunch special for a full plate of Jambalaya for only $11 for lunch, so I highly recommended this to my girlfriend from the city but she found it a little bit too spicy for her.
My lawyer g/f from the city ordered a salad.
And another g/f who works as a financial controller in the city ordered some calamari. We had a really good lunch – a 2 hrs lunch and went somewhere else for dessert after lunch. We really have a good time together even though it sometimes takes a long time to get together.
I thought I should give the new breakfast turkey a try at Tim Hortons afterall, it looked so delicious and healthy. Alas, I was not entirely into the taste, it was good but too much for me, I could only stomached half of the sandwich. As you can see, it was a lot of food but I’m sure a lot of people would love it because it was a huge breakfast. Lucky for me I didn’t order a hash brown with it. But coffee as usual was definitely good and the girls excellent.
We had promised Jessica to bring her out for brunch for the longest time and even though she would be very happy with just Macdonald’s, we decided to bring her to The Snack Place – 2 blocks down the road from our store. As you all know, we don’t have a lot of family here from my side, so Jessica is like a cousin from the East that Chloe never had. The kids play well together and Jessica is the nicest lil’ kid we know and her parents are of course, awesome people and like some parents that we know around here.
Jessica ordered a cheeseburger with fries and a pop from the children’s menu.
Hyunjin’s fish and chips but she opted for salad instead.
Jessica enjoying her little pop.
Salad for Hyunjin.
My brunch is of course the all day breakfast but without the fries.
Fish and chips for Chloe from the Children’s menu.
Bonding time with her “cousin”
Girls having fun.
Jessica with dessert .
And chloe licking up the yummy goodness. Good to see that Chloe has good friends to learn from.
My sister from another mother makes the best Korean home cooked food – Jap Chae ! it’s a sweet potato noodles with veggies, mushrooms, beef and all sorts of good stuff. She makes them so well, so whenever there is a special occasion, I get to eat this yummy Jap Chae. If you want to have the recipe to make it, check below. The cooking recipe is adapted from a recipe I collected online. Try it and let me know what you think. I’m so hungry now, I think I’m gonna make some tonite.
- Sweet Potato noodles
- 150 grams of beef
- 1 bunch of spinach
- 1 medium size carrot
- 1 medium size onion
- mushrooms (5 dried shitake mushroomsand 1 package of white mushrooms)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 7-8 green onions
- sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, pepper, and some sesame seed.
Makes 4 servings.
Prepare ingredients :
- Soak 5 dried shitake mushrooms in warm water for a few hours until they become soft. Squeeze the water out of them and slice thinly.
- Slice a package of white mushrooms (2 cups’ worth).
- Cut a carrot into thin matchstick-shaped pieces 5 cm long.
- Cut 7 -8 green onions into 7 cm long pieces.
- Slice one onion thinly.
- Slice 150 grams of beef into thin strips.
- Boil 2 bunches of noodles in boiling water in a big pot for about 3 minutes. When the noodles are soft, drain them and put in a large bowl.
- Cut the noodles several times by using scissors and add 1 tbs of soy sauce and 1 tbs of sesame oil. Mix it up and set aside.
*tip: Take one sample and taste it to see whether or not it’s cooked properly. If it feels soft, it’s finished.
- In the boiling water, add a bunch of spinach and stir it gently for 1 minute. Then take it out and rinse it in cold water 3 times. Remove any grit or dead leaves thoroughly while rinsing. Squeeze it gently to get the water out, then cut it into 5 cm pieces.
- Add ½ tbs soy sauce and ½ tbs sesame oil and mix it and place it onto the large bowl.
*tip: When you drain the hot water from the pot, don’t discard the hot water. Put it back into the pot so you can cook your spinach quickly.
- On a heated pan, put a few drops of olive oil and your carrot strips and stir it with a spatula for 30 seconds. Put it into the large bowl (don’t burn it!).
- Place a few drops of olive oil on the pan and add your sliced onion. Stir it until the onion looks translucent. Put it into the large bowl with your carrots.
- Place a few drops of olive oil on the pan and add the sliced white mushrooms. Stir it for a bit and then put it in the large bowl.
- Place a few drops of olive oil on the pan and add your green onions. Stir for 1 minute and put it into the large bowl.
- Place a few drops of olive oil on the pan and add your beef strips and your sliced shitake mushrooms. Stir it until it’s cooked well, then add 3 cloves of minced garlic, ½ tbs soy sauce and ½ tbs sugar. Stir for another 30 seconds and then put it into the large bowl.
- Add 2 tbs of soy sauce, 3 tbs of sugar, 2 tbs of sesame oil, and 1 ts of ground pepper to the large bowl. Mix all ingredients, then sprinkle 1 tbs of toasted sesame seeds on the top.
- Serve with rice and Kimchi, or as a side dish.
Take out lunch need not be expensive especially if you know the owners of the restaurant. Lotus soup was free and yummy – boiled with beef.
And half an order of Singapore noodles because I didn’t really know what I wanted to eat. So the soup and the noodles just hit the spot and i wasn’t even hungry till late in the evening today.
I normally have a bagel with light cream cheese and a small coffee for breakfast from Tim Hortons but since it was the first day of Chinese New Year, I decided I should try something different. So a BLT was what I ordered on an everything bagel. The BLT bagel was obviously more expensive than a bagel with cream cheese but it was a pretty good BLT bagel and I would order it again, the next time. Yums! Gong Hei Fatt Choy everyone!
While my siblings are having Buddha Jump Over The Monk for reunion dinner and worrying if I have any good food for Chinese New Year’s reunion dinner, I am having some chilli lobsters with jasmine rice for mine. I told my family and friends not to worry about me and to have a good time every year but they know that we don’t have a huge chinese community here, therefore every year, they try and send me lots of food and anything they can think of to make it a merrier Chinese New Year for me.
I’m so grateful for all their kindness and thinking of me and Chloe always. But my lobster dinner was pretty good too. So folks out there, don’t worry about me, I’m celebrating in my own way too.
I saw some Haddock Roe last week and had wanted to get some to try but my father in law – Budd, had it on the stove when we arrived on Sunday for a visit. It sure looked good but I didn’t try it but he said it was very good and fresh. Haddock Roes like any fish roes are a acquired taste, not everyone love it and it sure doesn’t look very appetizing before cooking them but it is really good.
Fry them up with a little corn flour and it’s ready to be tasted. Try it if you haven’t.
This is how the haddock roe looks like in the supermarket.
Sorry a month late with this yummy pecan pie made by Aunt Helena for Christmas. I loved pecan pie and wished I could eat all of it but I can’t because I’m diabetic. But that doesn’t mean that life is over with me, it just means that I have to eat in moderation. So a bite I took of the pecan pie and I loved it. It was sweeeeet alright but so worth it. Nothing beats home made pie that’s for sure.